Fun but there at pay barriers 3/5
This game is fun but the the pay to get anywhere quickly is annoying. Plus once you spend 4.99 the prices go up too 19.99 after that the only amount you can put in is 99.99 this is too much personally
Very good game!! 5/5
By Brad Holder
Very addicting and great graphics!!
So far so good I am having fun
Not bad 5/5
But it can be expensive!
Very good game 5/5
Nothing like GoW or Mobile Strike. This game will require you to spend money if you want to get things that come with the pack but gold is not really important as it can only be used to buy RSS and speed ups nothing more (like teleports for example)..
I’ve only spent 20$ and I am I the top 5 of power in my Realm and top 2 in killing troops.
Money pit 1/5
Like everyone is saying it's a money pit.. they sucker you in to buying stuff for "t1" resources at the start you don't understand that after a while everything needs t2 resources so all those t10s buffs you bought are useless.. if you like to compete with your wallet you will love this game
Gold Digger 1/5
Prepare to max your credit card limit or be picked on by people who aren't afraid to.
Wasn't really sure what I was doing at first, but now I'm obsessed.
By Brenda k27
I don't write reviews on apps. This deserved an exception. I'm stuck in my hotel room in the Caribbean and the world around me is being pummeled by the hurricane. I was bored so started looking for a game to play. I recalled seeing ads (red flag number one) for this game, and thought it sounded like every "empire building game" ever, but figured I'd give it a try. On to complaints:
The UI is cluttered and way too flashy. It looks made for kids. A quarter of the screen is dedicated to "give us money!!" advertisements for buying in game gold. "ULTIMATE VALUE" was flashing on the edge of the screen the whole time I played, obviously an icon to take you to purchase gold. They didn't go small with that either, normally you'll see $1, $5, then up at $10,$20,$50... no, this one I only saw $49.99 and $99.99 anywhere it popped up. That has to be great for ripping off unsuspecting parents.
Anyway, I started building stuff, joined a guild, all the while the chat at the bottom is going crazy, so I go to take a look at that.... it's random crap from hundreds of probably preteens using profanity for the first time ever. I don't mind profanity in chats, in my opinion it's better than poor censorship, however the chat is littered with obvious kids just spewing nonsense. Literally the words "I fry your mom's p***y" came up, seemingly directed at no one, the first in the chat from this particular individual..
It's clear as time goes on and your empire becomes larger it will be an absolute requirement to spend real money on the game to progress anywhere useful. That's a theme that's all too common in "in-game purchase" apps, but this is the worst I've ever seen. It's 100% pay to play. If I threw a thousand or two at it I'm sure I'd be larger and better off than free players that had a year to progress.
Everything about this game is too much. I can't believe how quickly I deleted it, usually I'll give it a few days to see how things go. Not this one, I couldn't stand to look at the screen for another 10 minutes. Don't waste the bandwidth to download it.
So far so good 4/5
Only 2 days in, seems fun so far.
Fun game 5/5
It's a great game in use to playing farm games! But this is Diff. I play wo money most of the games on fb u gotta spend money!
Nothing is free.
Think before you play this F2P Game 2/5
I was really excited when I saw that this mobile game out. Being a FF fan since it first appeared in the US (I know, long time), and that I still have not bought a new console to play the main game, I saw this as a fun and easy way to get my FF fix.
At first, I really enjoyed playing. Purchasing the upgrade packs didn't bother me. I was very familiar with and have been an advocate for F2P play games for quite some time. Virtual worlds, cash economies and the F2P concept are great but if implemented incorrectly will end in disaster for both the player and the game producer.
In the case of this game, the cost of moving up the research ladder quickly became a lot more than expected. Packs priced at $99 USD are the norm. Each is filled with resources and boosts that a player may not need at the moment. I easily spent over $800 just to get my city to be self-sustaining. Then I hit a plateau. To be able specialize your hero, research stronger troops and defenses for your city will require an even bigger investment.
Guilds are a function of many multiplayer games and are supposed to create fun, social interaction and strength to all its members. In this game, unless you are in a guild with high level players in it that have invested potentially thousands of dollars, you quickly fall prey to those higher end players. Your efforts to stay afloat are taxed and the "fun factor" becomes strained.
This game is a money vacuum. Constant ads appear to promote and encourage the purchase packs. I don't knock the devs for effective marketing but there is no balance in the cost versus value. If all a player may want is ether or potion or a specific enhancement, there is no way to purchase them separately. You have to pay for multiple packs at $99 USD a piece. In addition, it is virtually impossible to develop your city and get to a higher level, giving you a chance to help you guildmates fend off the attacks from overly zealous and greedy high end players without laying out a lot of money to do so.
Most F2P games have a market where players or guild members can trade or sell loot or items. That is lacking from this game. You craft items for yourself only. You cannot trade loot that you could gain resources from and benefit someone else. In addition, grinding monster kills to find necessary loot for a crafted item is long and arduous. Many times kills are stolen by other players because you run out of MP (energy to finish the kill). The only way around that outside of getting help is to spend $99USD for a pack that includes of very small amount of recharge. This makes for some pretty expensive kills.
In a nut shell, the start of the game was fun but quickly lost its appeal. I would say that unless you have bottomless pockets, don't waste your money.
Doesn't allow screen rotation.
Just bad 1/5
You people use the wrong monsters to fight the wrong people and the catoblepas is way bigger than supposed to be. You guys don't have any artistic skills and just used the characters from the game. I saw your Lunafreya and she looked like she had plastic surgery. You probably don't even have permission to make the game.
Just starting out 5/5
I’m only a few days in but I’m enjoying it so far. My guild I happened into is the main reason I’m having fun. Find a cool guild!
This is a great game
Money game 5/5
Don’t play unless you have a lot of money because it’s a money pit
By Saint Rahl
So I spent some money on this game like I do not to much only $20 and I only do it if I have anything to spare but now I don’t even have that option after I bought it that’s went away now the only amount I can spend is 49.99 or 99.99 which is way more then I would ever spend at one time on a mobile game. If this wasn’t the case I would give a higher rating cause I play this game all the time every day and it is great.
Clone of Game of War and Mobile Strike 1/5
By Professor Cogburn
This is the third iteration of the game system. Same mechanics, same spend or lose gameplay as GOW and MS. Those two games wore out millions of players now this new skin on same old game with same marketing strategy. It's no wonder employees at Machine Zone eat like kings for free at work. They work long hours devising new ways to entice money from unsuspecting players pockets. My advice is find something else to do with your time. Don't waste your time here, you'll regret doing so...eventually.
Absolutely awful 1/5
Collect resources, upgrade, wait, repeat. Couldn't be worse
Wast of time for real 1/5
This game gets you hooked with great people to chat with and guild helping each other out but you SERIOUSLY need money. Guys spend paychecks on the game to attack weak players and the wait time is GARBAGE! Only reason I stayed this long is because of the friendly guild I was in.
Perfect for Gullible Americans 1/5
The only reason these IAP-based games are popular is due to the fact that most Americans have more money than brains. No one in their right minds would flush hundreds of dollars down the toilet to play this garbage. The App Store would be better off offering the end user apps that you pay for once and enjoy. No ads, and definitely no IAP. Until someone at the Apple headquarters wakes up and get their collective heads out of their rears we will see crap apps like this pop up every other week.
A lot of fun for deep pockets. 1/5
This game is almost worthless if you don't pay to play. I'm at citadel 27. I have 9million power. I have spent hundreds to get there, only to have the Realm versus Realm event come out and I can't even participate because I have to spend 100 dollars for the special teleports you need. At this point in the game the resource I need to progress can only be gained by spending more money. I've sent multiple tickets to the developers only to get cookie cutter responses, in which they basically tell me to spend more money. Then they come out with new events that you can only participate in by SPENDING MORE MONEY. It doesn't do any good to complain because for every complaint there is ten others spending money. This is a complete cash grab game. You have players that have spent thousands and they are the ones making the "rules" and have the power to completely ruin your empire and your experiences. Don't waste your time with this one. Go spend 10 bucks on the Final Fantasy 7 remake in the App Store and have a blast for days and days.
It's fun until you realize that you can't do anything without your credit card!
Finally Fantastic ( I also see the pun) 4/5
When I first started playing it was a mess, I won't lie, but over time it really got good and every day I play it I have trouble getting off it, I don't know exactly what it was, but this game could be a huge hit, plus it's well done graphics for its style of game and reasonably priced upgrades and gold packs/bundles really add up to a great game
Cash grab 1/5
This is a clone of Game of War which is nothing more than an no-holds-barred cash grab. At every moment they want more purchases. And I don't mean small amounts, about a hundred each time.
Want to do that event? Hundred minimum.
Want to keep up with Jones’? Time to shell out about three to ten thousand.
This is an extremely addictive and dangerous game where strategy does not exist. Read reviews of Game of War if you need further elaboration.
Shame on SquareEnix for authorizing their IP for this.
Definitely pay to win, but still fun! 3/5
There's no avoiding the obvious, this is pretty much a game of war with a FF skin that is pay to win just like the original. But you absolutely can still have fun with the game without spending money depending on what server you end up getting into! I'm in shire heights, and am still able to enjoy the game being in a smaller guild. The resource costs do get absolutely nuts after citadel lvl 15 though, but that's why you need to join an active guild to get help with the resources. One feature I wish they would add though, is a way to auto search for the nearest monsters and lairs of a certain lvl...it's a pain in the rear to scan all over the map for farming runs!
How this junk game got 4.5 rating? 1/5
This game's rating is absolutely fake
Fun and simple 2/5
Got this recommendation by another game. It's pretty fun, easy to figure out, and I've met some nice people in the guilds. At least it was until literally everything took $100 to buy ridiculous!
I always receive gold from secret gifts, casino, and from attack of the flan. But it never shows up, it's so disappointing. It might even be done on purpose so that the only way to get gold is to buy it. 😡😤 I've been robbed of upwards of 500 gold
How many versions of the same game are needed? 1/5
If you play this game you'll note a resemblance to game of war or mobile strike. Because they're exactly the same game and this is just reskinned with a few tweaks. Same group. Even the same ad formula. And the same money pit. I'm embarrassed that the final fantasy, which I held with such regard, got dragged into this micropayment (and macro) junk. I really don't get what people find fun about this.
Try it! 5/5
This game is similar to others but has that final fantasy feel that makes it better!!!
Awesome Game 5/5
It's pretty addicting once you get in the swing of things.
Just for money 1/5
The game is a waste of time, when you have players that attack any resource you occupy just to piss you off and the guild leaders are useless.
Terrible game 1/5
By walrus world
Just a knock off of others and NOTHING to do with final fantasy.
Too Expensive 1/5
I clicked on the new icon for the second building queue, it sent me to the store, and it showed $20 ok not bad for lifetime, so i bought, not unlocked, clicked it again, showed me a different icon $100😱😱 screw that, your stuff is WAY too expensive.....i want my $20 back, i thought i was getting a lifetime second building queue but was ripped off. Be extra careful what you buy. I like he game, but you need to lower your prices. Or if EVERYTHING the game had to offer was in ONE pack for a $100 ya id buy it
Nice game 5/5
Money pit 3/5
Kinda fun tower defense game but really a huge grab for money by the developers. Always starts with a 100 dollar ad. Few player who spent big bucks dominate people just trying to grind without spending several hundred dollars
By Camiel Toe
This game is well built. And that is all the good there is to say it won't let you get the gear you need without spending 1000's of dollars and if you want to be competitive you will need to have an unlimited bank account. Some people have already spent well over 100,000 and still don't have the best of everything it's a money pit. And when you send a message to them they send you a canned response basically saying kiss my *** they don't care about you unless you are a millionaire
I agree with a lot of the players about needing to spend real money to get anywhere in the game. I haven't bought anything because I refuse to spend my own money on a game. But I recommend a few things. Higher level players should get less experience when attacking lower level players, if they don't already. I'm constantly being attack by much higher level players, I understand that's the concept of the game, but seriously? To upgrade items the cost increases immensely. Also would recommend that you could use both resources and gold if you don't have enough resources, with the gold price decreasing as more resources you have. Then I realized it does and it's cheaper to buy the resources individually.
In the end I don't know how much longer I'll be playing.
Love the game, hate that you can't change realms 4/5
I started playing this game and I actually quite love it. But when my husband tried to join the game and play he got stuck in a different realm then me 🙁 if there was a change or fix to that this game would definitely be 5 stars in my book 😃
Waste of Time Unless You Spend Money 1/5
By Tim Bot
I'm a huge fan of the Final Fantasy franchise...I still have the original NES cartridge and even played the pseudo-FFs on game boy. This game I didn't think was too bad until I reached the 6th Citadel (level) and that's when the same person kept attacking me over and over.
- After the 24hr shield is gone the game is stacked against you.
- Need to spend money to get ahead in the game. Which means people who have money will blow hundreds of dollars getting back so far ahead of you that you become a spec of dirt...and they'll attack you repeatedly...
- Any person at any high level with an army of a few hundred thousand (no joke) can attack a lower level person such as a beginner level 1 with 200 army as many times as they want even after they just attacked you.
Cost to much 1/5
First off it doesn’t cross between devices automatically so don’t buy the $4.99 package twice thinking you’re playing on the same profile. Then don’t bother buying the $19.99 package any of them because then you’re bombarded with $99.99 packages any and every time you deal with the app. I hate I got sucked into this game and bought stuff. I feel obligated to keep playing and really wish I hadn’t. On top of it all the $19.99 package I got didn’t give me half the things it said it would. The games got glitches and so do the developers gouging people. The game is rather lame to boot.
Pretty cool 5/5
Pretty cool concept an pretty entertaining a good way to pass the time
Pay to play 2/5
Fun game but if you want to advance, no way around it either, break out the credit card.
Amazing game for strategic players 5/5
Awesome game for those who love to challenge them self and also let some aggression out through passive-aggressive battles. Though the game is in its early stages, I would recommend to anyone who likes to lead and be a socially known figure!
very addicting 5/5
Lots of fun and meeting people from around the world. The big catch is levelling up either requires money or patience. Teamwork speeds things up. but patience is pretty important.